“Relationship, Not Religion”

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Some time ago a denomination in Dallas, Texas, advertised its aim as “relationship, not religion.” When I read it, I thought, “At last, truth in advertising!” Actually, most of the religious groups…

The Graces of Compassion and Kindness

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Among the many attractive and ennobling traits of character urged upon servants of God and followers of Christ are the twin virtues of compassion and kindness. These sweet attributes are appreciated…

Exposition of Jeremiah 1:4–10

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             The time was about 1500 B.C. The chilling words of warning from Jehovah to Israel through Moses were these: But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the…

Micaiah —Lessons From a Little–Known Prophet

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction We call the twelve authors of the short prophetic books “minor prophets.” In actuality there are no minor prophets among those who have been faithful to God. Not all of God’s…

Intentional Ignorance

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] It would be difficult to exaggerate the cursed consequences of ignorance. Various prophets explicitly blamed the downfall of God’s Old Testament people on their ignorance of God and His law. God’s indictment…

Elders — Their Crucial Role

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page. When the Lord Jesus returned to the Father, He first entrusted the church to the apostles (Mat. 16:18–19; John 14:16–18), who had the responsibility of receiving the revealed Word (John 16:13) and…

Shall We Surrender the Scriptural Purpose of Baptism?

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page. The subject of the one age-lasting baptism (Eph. 4:5; Mat. 28:19–20) has stirred discussion and controversy for centuries. Men have hotly contested various facets of the subject in countless conversations and thousands…

Are Reasoned Conclusions Valid?

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction             When the brethren opposed to congregational cooperation and orphan homes ran out of Scriptural positions several years ago they attacked what they called “human reason.” Tom Warren’s devastating unanswerable syllogisms…

Intellectual Snobbery

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] The not-so-well-educated should not despise the well-educated—or vice versa. Yet so often those who obtain advanced degrees lose all of the humility they may once have had. A case in point is…

On Identifying False Teachers

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles               As our Lord drew the Sermon on the Mount to a close, He gave the following warning: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are…